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Verizon dings FCC's net neutrality ruling with 'Morse code' press release

Verizon published a statement in Morse code to illustrate its opinion that the FCC's decision is "antiquated." Read entire article
27 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm PST

It's official: PR agencies can win media accounts

The shift away from big-budget media buying on broadcast and in print is just one example of the opening up of a world of new integrated opportunities for PR firms. Read entire article
27 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am PST

Who real-timed #TheDress best - Lego, Pizza Hut, or Denny's?

The issue of our time: is #TheDress blue and black or white and gold? Read entire article
27 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am PST

Coca-Cola celebrates century of 'iconic' Coke bottle with global marketing push

The campaign will run throughout this year, featuring digital, TV, and outdoor initiatives. Read entire article
27 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am PST

Five things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 2.27.2015

Dress debate nearly breaks Internet; BlueFocus profit surges; More claims O'Reilly fudged reporting record. Read entire article
27 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am PST

Ketchum ups Wood to lead New York corporate practice

Wood, most recently EVP and group manager, has been at Ketchum since 2004. Read entire article
26 Feb 2015 | 12:58 pm PST

Mondelez sells Betabox incubated tech project to VaynerMedia

The platform helps brands target product samples via their e-commerce partners. Read entire article
26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am PST

Edelman snatches DeVries US president Pesin Eder for consumer practice

Laura Pesin Eder reports to Stephanie Smirnov, MD of Edelman's New York consumer practice and former DeVries North America CEO. Read entire article
26 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am PST

Jay Carney to join Amazon in role overseeing PR, public policy: Politico

The online retail giant will place both departments under the former White House press secretary. Read entire article
26 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am PST

Publicis snaps up South African firm Epic to merge into MSLGroup

The French holding company's acquisition spree continues after completing its deal for Sapient earlier this month. Read entire article
26 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am PST

Nine things PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 2.26.2015

Identity of "Jihadi John" revealed; FCC to vote on Net Neutrality; Publicis buys South Africa's Epic Communications. Read entire article
26 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am PST

J&J redesigns news center to tell visual stories in real time

The visually enhanced J&J News Center is geared at media, consumers, staffers, and stakeholders. Read entire article
25 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm PST

Llorente & Cuenca sees 12.5% revenue jump in 2014

The firm saw strong growth in its Latin America operations. Read entire article
25 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm PST

Global Strategy Group grabs Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's Canter

Matt Canter has also served as a communications director for two senators and Wisconsin's former governor. Read entire article
25 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am PST

U-Haul moves in on social media conversations

A retooled social strategy allows markets to get in on every stage of customers' moves. Read entire article
25 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am PST

Waggener Edstrom expands African presence with six new partners

Waggener Edstrom has announced six new strategic partners in Africa, including Core Public Relations, Corporate Talk Group, Exclamation Marketing, Hotwire PRC, Lift Consulting and XLR8. Read entire article
25 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am PST

Seven things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 2.25.2015

Southwest grounds dozens of planes; Progressive is up to something on Twitter; NFL stadium plan for greater Los Angeles approved; More O'Reilly claims under the microscope. Read entire article
25 Feb 2015 | 4:45 am PST

Biggest PR issue of our time could be battle against online extremists

ISIL has got a head start on the West and used sophisticated modern social media and comms techniques to do so. Read entire article
24 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm PST

Ipsos brings on Levick's Elwood to build ties with PR firms

Philip Elwood is tasked with forming strategic partnerships with PR firms, think-tanks, and trade associations. Read entire article
24 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am PST

Holland & Barrett and GNC owner seeks PR agency for consumer and corporate brief

NBTY Europe, the owner of health food shop Holland & Barrett and sports nutrition retailer GNC, is looking for a UK agency to manage its consumer and corporate work. Read entire article
24 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am PST

What you need to know before taking that dream job in Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines' Huy Vo details how the region's culture has a significant effect on the way business is done in Honolulu.
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24 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am PST

The challenges and beauty of working in Paris

Julie Nollet, head of international comms, Hennessy Maison, says that despite a weak economy, the city is still a major market for top comms talent.
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23 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am PST

The best things about working in Minneapolis, according to Target's PR director

Target's PR director Katie Boylan explains how ambitious local comms professionals benefit from the region's diverse corporations and small city feel.
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27 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm PST

Dublin's reputation as tech hub opens opportunities for PR pros

Owen Cullen, MD at Cullen Communications, discusses the city's emergence from the recession and its new reputation as a hub for tech giants.
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26 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am PST

Spotlight: Baltimore

Caitlin Mills, PR director at Planit, says Baltimore's unique collaborative environment makes it an attractive destination for in-house or agency pros.
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29 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am PST

Spotlight: Amsterdam

Chris Carroll, global director of marketing, Under Armour, outlines how the creative-led city offers myriad opportunities for comms professionals.
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29 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am PST

Spotlight: Kiev

Volodymyr Dehtyarov, CEO at Newsfront PR Agency, details how PR is playing a key role in helping the city communicate from a conflict zone.
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19 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am PST

Spotlight: Toronto

Melanie Rockliff, director of comms at Campbell Co. of Canada, sees smaller firms landing big clients in this entrepreneurially minded city.
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19 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am PST

Spotlight: Hong Kong

Evan Lewis, former VP of PR, events, and corporate comms, DFS Group, details why brands need the right social voice to cut through the noise in the city.
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28 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm PDT

Spotlight: New Orleans

Lauren Cason, a director at the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau, explains how the city's PR community has bonded post-Katrina.
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27 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm PDT

Spotlight: St. Louis

Ascension CCO Nick Ragone says the unique blend of a vibrant PR scene and a lower cost of living makes the city a major attraction for comms pros.
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25 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am PDT

Spotlight: Buenos Aires

Gustavo Averbuj, regional director, Latin America, and CEO of Ketchum Argentina, discusses how comms plays a key role in politics in the city.
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24 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am PDT

Spotlight: Denver

Quiznos' Elizabeth Sapp details how an influx of startups and a booming restaurant industry help attract PR pros to the Mile High City .
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27 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am PDT

Spotlight: Mexico City

Karen Ovseyevitz, president, Latin America, Porter Novelli, details why traditional media relations is still a crucial strategy for PR pros in the city.
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27 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am PDT

Spotlight: Moscow

Nazim Turdumambetov, corporate communications head, Philips Russia and CIS, discusses the rise of digital and PR's transformation in Moscow.
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30 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am PDT

Spotlight: Los Angeles

Jill Calcaterra, CMO, Cinedigm, details how the city's entertainment scene makes LA a highly energetic, but competitive, marketplace for PR pros.
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29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am PDT

Spotlight: Detroit

Janet Tyler, cofounder and co-CEO, Airfoil, discusses how an influx of entrepreneurs and hard work helped the city fight back from bankruptcy.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:28 am PDT

Spotlight: Sydney

Roger Ringwood, MD at Smart Brands International, says demand for well-executed digital and traditional comms efforts is growing in the city.
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23 Jun 2014 | 8:22 am PDT

Spotlight: Brussels

Gregg Svingen, UPS' international director of PR and communications, says Brussels attracts top PR talent due to its status as a European powerhouse.
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23 May 2014 | 11:01 am PDT

Spotlight: Charlotte

Tom Williams, director of corporate media relations and executive support, Duke Energy, discusses how the city transformed into a global business hub.
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23 May 2014 | 10:51 am PDT
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